[imc-oxford-features] PROPOSAL: new calendar system + guidelines

Mr. Demeanour mrdemeanour at jackpot.uk.net
Thu Dec 3 01:05:16 PST 2009


owen at riseup.net wrote:

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>  PROPOSAL: That we switch to a calendar system in which users can
> announce events themselves directly onto the frontpage, which are
> then hidden if necessary after publication, according to our 'Event
> Guidelines'. 
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> 
I support this. And well done.

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>  PROPOSAL: That we use the following as our 'Event Guidelines':
> 
> ********************
 > The Oxford Indymedia events calendar is a place
> to publicise local grassroots political events.
> 
> The following types of events may be removed:
> 
> -Non-local: Events which are located nearer to another indymedia
> region (eg Birmingham, Cambridge, London, South Coast or Bristol)
> than they are to Oxford.
> 
> -Non-political: Events which do not relate in any way to radical or 
> progressive politics, or to grassroots community activism.
> 
> -Discrimination: Events promoting racism, fascism, xenophobia, sexism
> or any other form of discrimination.
> 
> -Commercial: Events intended to make money for an private individual,
>  group of individuals, or company. However, events which are intended
> to raise money for a campaign or charity would not fall foul of this 
> guideline.
> 
> -Hierarchy: Events intended primarily to promote a 
> hierarchically-structured organisation.

That would perhaps catch some events we'd like to show; presumably we'd
be sensible about it.
> 
> -Inaccurate: Events with incorrect details, or which are not taking
> place at all.
> 
> -Repeated: Duplicate events which are already present in the
> calendar.
> 
> -Disruptive: Events posted by individuals or organisations who misuse
> the calendar by habitually posting events which break other
> guidelines. ******************** 
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> 
> 
> Is a four day deadline for discussion of these proposals long enough?
> 
I think so. So that's 2am on Monday? :-)

-- 
MrD.



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